WITH THERESA MAY bringing a somewhat unexpected 'Gang of Four' into senior Cabinet positions, bookmakers William Hill have opened a betting market on which of the four - David Davis, Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson and Amber Rudd - will be first to leave his or her role, and they make new Foreign Secretary, Boris their 6/4 favourite (40% chance) to do so.
'Very little in Boris's political life seems to go as expected, so he is the obvious favourite to be the first of the four to move on elsewhere' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills then make Amber Rudd, now Home Secretary, the 5/2 second favourite (28%), with Brexit Minister, David Davis 3/1 third favourite, and Chancellor Hammond the 5/1 outsider.
**Boris Johnson has been cut from 10/1 (9%) to 7/1 (12%) clear favourite to be the next Tory leader with William Hill who also offer 12/1 Hammond; 14/1 Gove, Javid, Rudd; 20/1 Grayling, Greening, Morgan, Osborne. Others on request.
THERESA MAY is 4/9 (69%) with William Hill still to be Tory leader on December 31, 2020, 13/8 not to be.
JEREMY CORBYN is now 8/11 favourite (57%) to win the Labour leadership contest with Hills who make Owen Smith 6/5 second favourite, with Angela Eagle the 10/1 outsider.
Mr Corbyn is a 4/6 (60%) chance to lead Labour into the next General Election with Hills, who go 11/10 that he will not do so.
WHEN WILL UK OFFICIALLY DEPART EU? ....4/5 2019; 6/4 2020 OR LATER; 4/1 2018 OR EARLIER.
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION?.....15/8 2016; 5/1 2017; 20/1 2018; 20/1 2019; 4/6 2020.
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